DW & Kinga are two Black Queer femme educators and interdisciplinary artists, based out of Massachusetts, committed to uplifting their community. Since 2011 they joined together and have been co-teaching Hip Hop Theater and producing award-winning artistic, mentorship, and culture and climate program designs serving the greater Chicago and New England areas.
In their combined 37 years of teaching, mentoring, and program development, they noticed significant recurring patterns. There is a lack of recognition regarding cultural differences, knowledge of self, and wellness within institutionalized spaces.
Through their work, they became an example of how authentic connection, radical honesty, and love can improve learning and community work. DW & Kinga started Counter Culture Educator in July 2020. They help creative leaders turn the culture of their community around one authentic relationship at a time through community engagement practices, artistic expression, self-care, and play.